In March 1999, my Mum was brought to us at my Benin-City, Nigeria base for medical attention. Her complaints then were a six months history of severe continuous headache, sleeplessness (day and night), severe weight loss, right sided body weakness, recurrent vomiting, and blurring of vision.
But prior to coming to us, she had been seen by some brilliant Medical Doctors, and their impression was that she had a growth in her brain, which should be removed surgically, but for her age (she was nearly seventy years old then) and frail state of health. So, they resolved to manage her with very strong pain killers and sedatives, hoping to keep her a bit comfortable ‘for the short time that she had left on earth’.
Her condition soon deteriorated very sharply, and she asked to be brought to me to bid me good-bye. Guess what? I wept when I saw her, for she was in so much pain! And straightaway, I took her to see a distinguished senior colleague of mine, who unfortunately could not help her also, due to the reasons I stated earlier. However, we refused to give up; we took her case to the Almighty God, and He did not disappoint us.
One afternoon, during a prayer session at my residence, the Holy Spirit ministered to us to stop her strong medications, and replace them with ordinary Paracetamol (a mild pain killer), and Diazepam (a mild sedative). At first, I tried to figure out what the Holy Spirit wanted to achieve by that ‘bizarre’ but clear directive. Was He all out to kill my mum quickly, or disgrace me? What would my professional colleagues think about me if I obeyed Him, etc., I asked myself over and over again.
Finally, I discussed the new development with my parents, and to my surprise, they asked me to obey the Holy Spirit, and I did immediately. And for the first time in several months, my mum slept soundly that afternoon, only to wake up a couple of hours later, with no more than a mild headache. I repeated the medications again before she slept in the night, and by the time she woke up the following morning, she was completely free of all symptoms. She is now 85+ years old, well and alive. Hallelujah!
God gave my mum a big-time miracle to confirm that nothing is too difficult for Him (Jeremiah 32:17), and that He can use anything, plus weak things, to accomplish his set objectives (1 Corinthians 1:27).
Friends, this same God wants to meet you at the deepest point of your needs, and give you big-time miracles (Isaiah 45:2-3), which will boost your family (Genesis 12:3), health (Jeremiah 30:17), emotion (2 Timothy 1:7), business/finance (Deuteronomy 28:12), reputation (Isaiah 61:7), security (Isaiah 49:25), relationship with Him (Daniel 11:32b), etc.
But, you have to play your own part very well too! First of all, you have to pray to God to come to your aid; you may even have to fast as well (Matthew 17:21)! Then most importantly, you have to trust Him to answer you at some point, and He will (Mark 11:24).
Now, supposing your big-time miracle does not come as quickly as my mum’s, please don’t panic, and don’t be discouraged. Since you have done all you possibly can, then stand diligently (Ephesians 6:13), and God will reward your diligence sooner or later (Hebrews 11:6), in Jesus name. Amen.
Jesus is Lord!
Dr Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu.
Dr Stoney is the author of About God! Undeniable Facts & Testimonies